Famous for its brilliant red flower, bee balm (monarda, also called wild bergamot) can also have lavender, white or dark pink blooms. It grows 18 to 24 inches tall. It’s a favorite of hummingbirds and other pollinators. It is an herbaceous perennial, native to North America, and a member of the mint family. The aromatic gray-green leaves may be used in teas. Bee balm has been used as medicine extensively by many Native American tribes.